Manufacturer OSL Group acquires Securefast PLC

Sheffield-based manufacturer OSL Group has acquired Securefast PLC. Securefast offers a range of locking solutions, including fire and security products under its leading brands Deedlock and Entra+, as well as a technical support service offering specification and scheduling services as standard.

The acquisition of Securefast takes the number of businesses within the OSL Group to five and further widens the company’s range of products and services, which span the engineering, rail, automotive, and security industries.

Securefast will continue to trade under its current name but will now become part of the OSL Group, which includes firms such as OSL Cutting Technologies, CQR and Owen Springs.

Mathew Grey, CEO at OSL Group, said: “We are delighted that Securefast has joined the group. The acquisition broadens out our security proposition, taking us deeper into access control, enabling us to support our global distribution partners and ultimately our end users.

“The Securefast management team shares our passion for developing products that deliver value to our customers and I look forward to taking the new offering to market.”

Growth and export opportunities

Managing director at Securefast, Duncan Crawley, said: “It became apparent that we needed a larger partner to help us grow and achieve our future goals, so when OSL Group made the approach, it seemed like an ideal opportunity to take the business forward.

“Becoming part of the OSL Group has many benefits, such as enabling us to build a bigger, more progressive security locking and access control company within the security market.

“A key benefit for Securefast is being able to take advantage of the Group’s established export operation, allowing us fast-tracked access to clients worldwide.”

OSL employ over 200 staff globally, with turnover for this year expected to surpass £40m.

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